Laurent has a MSc in Software Engineering and a MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and 20 years of international experience in software engineering, digital transformation, and team coaching (in US, Europe and Singapore).
Laurent is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and is involved in the startup ecosystem in Europe and in Singapore, as well as mentor for start-up contests (Startup Weekend, Sprinters, …).
With a strong hands-on background in software development and project management, he has a proven track record in Agile Organization Transformation and Innovation management for large organisations (e.g.: BNP Paribas, ComfortDelgro, Air France, Amadeus, Modem Media Inc.) and for startups (Vivid Studios, Reador).
He shares his experience as an Innovation Consultant & Trainer specialised in Business Model Innovation, Lean Startup and Design Thinking.
Esther is a jack-of-all-trades. She holds several, essential roles in why innovation! As the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, she handles his busy schedule, ensuring that meetings and trainings are managed properly. As the Human Resource manager, Esther’s roles extends to the entirety of why innovation! She helps drive and implement organisational change, overlooks company welfare, new employee onboarding as well as staying updated on government policy changes and much more.
An essential staff, Esther coordinates all of why innovation! consultants' work, including their robust training schedules, licenses for the myriad of tools they need to do their work and not forgetting the company-wide gatherings and events to keep up morale.
A fun, bubbly and helpful professional, Esther is highly valued by her colleagues. She is independent in her work and is also a reliable individual who is always ready to help her colleagues out.
Garfield focuses on improving customer satisfaction and performance solutions through agile methods to help partners create better products and services. He believes that through agile mindset and practices, partners can be happier, more active and proud in the team and organization.
He has over 17 years of digitalization and transformation experience in software development, solution providers, project management and coaching roles for banking, insurance, manufacturing, vendors and education industries. These successful stories are built by the successful teams and are driven by Agile mindset, engineering practices, design thinking, team building and coaching.
He is also involved in Hong Kong and Taiwan Agile communities to walk with Agile practitioners as an organizer, speaker, coach and facilitator.
His foundation is supported by MSc of Software Technology (Distinction), PMP, CAL-E/T/O, CSP-SM, CSPO.
Lola is an experienced Agile Coach in helping organizations undergo Agile transformations to best suit their business needs in various industries (security software, retail, bank). She is a keen practitioner of Agile methodology and a skilled scrum master in Scrum, Kanban, LeSS, SAFe, Lean, Scrum of Scrums, DevOps and more.
She has 15+ years of working experience in software development & engineering, having held different roles from QA engineer, development manager to program manager. Along with implementing agile transformation in why innovation!, she gradually became a scrum master, agile practitioner and a passionate advocator of Agile.
Lola works best by standing side by side with clients to understand their challenges to better bring about meaningful changes by solving the problem together, as a trusted team member.
Ram is an Agile coach, consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of IT experience. He loves working on the ground level with teams and organizations, helping them to improve their process by co-creating solutions. He led many successful agile transformations across different industries such as Airlines, Banking and Finance, Retail (Eg: Singapore Airlines, BNPP, Capital One, Sephora, AXA). Having lived in India, US, UK, Hongkong and Singapore, Ram is quick to adapt to the local culture.
Ram holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering, a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and a Master’s degree in Psychology. He holds numerous agile and scrum certificates from leading organisations such as Scrum.org, Scrum alliance and Scaled Agile.
Ram is enthusiastic in giving back to community and volunteers his time to many Regional Scrum gathering events. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and have been invited as a speaker in several agile communities.